James L. Pearl, Esquire is the principal attorney of The Law Offices of James L. Pearl and he focuses his practice on real estate, business and commercial transactions and commercial litigation matters.  Jim has extensive experience counseling clients through all aspects of real estate, business, commercial and financing transactions.  Jim also provides legal services in a wide variety of business and commercial areas starting from the planning of the business and the initial formation of the entity through the operation and growth of the mature business. Jim also regularly represents his clients in the state courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey and the federal courts of Pennsylvania and he provides legal counsel and representation in a broad variety of litigation matters in areas such as real estate, business, construction and actions brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  Jim’s experience and the representation of his clients is far-reaching, extending to real estate, business, construction, real estate development, restaurants and hospitality, among numerous others.

Prior to starting his firm, Jim was a partner and principal in large and mid-size law firms with offices in Philadelphia. Jim is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and the District of Columbia. Jim is also admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Jim received his Juris Doctorate degree from the Widener University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Departmental Honors from the University of Vermont.

Areas of Practice

Business and Commercial

  • Entity formation
  • Contracts and other business agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Financing and loan transactions
  • Purchases and sales of liquor licenses

Real Estate

  • Commercial, industrial, retail and residential real estate
  • Sale, acquisition and leasing
  • Development and construction
  • Zoning
  • Financing and lending
  • Real estate based financing and loan transactions
  • Section 1031 exchanges

Commercial Litigation

  • Real estate related litigation
  • Business disputes
  • Construction litigation
  • Landlord/Tenant disputes